He kept his teen home from New Trier’s civil rights day
February 28th, 2017
New Trier High School’s seminar day examining civil rights has gone off without a hitch. No numbers yet on attendance, but the auditorium seating was virtually filled.
At least one family chose not to send their student to school in opposition to the event’s content.
Robert Blackwell Jr., a Chicago entrepreneur and friend and supporter of President Barack Obama, says his daughter stayed home.
Blackwell said negative images were being reinforced, and he pointed to a session called “Blackenomics 101,” based on a rap song that uses the N-word.
Read my interview with him in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.